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Notary Laws

Notary Law Updates By State

Use this database to find updated Notary laws and regulations in your state or jurisdiction.

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LawJul 01, 2015 - Georgia
GA House Bill 322 - House Bill 322 removes the requirement for an acknowledgment for certain real property instruments, but requires these documents to be "attested" by the Notary and signed by one other witness.

LawJun 19, 2015 - Texas
TX Senate Bill 1881 - SB 1881 authorizes an adult with a disability to voluntarily, without undue influence or coercion, or without creating a guardianship, enter into a supported decision-making agreement with a supporter.

LawJun 17, 2015 - California
CA Assembly Bill 60 - Assembly Bill 60 prohibits an immigration consultant from charging an advance fee for services to any person under the immigration reform act, which includes any acts by Congress after October 5, 2013 or any future executive actions by the president, including the action announced on November 20, 2014.

LawJun 10, 2015 - Louisiana
LA House Concurrrent Resolution 218 - Louisiana HCR 218 requires the Louisiana State Law Institute to study electronic notarization, including provisions related to Virginia's enactment of "remote" presence before a Notary via audio-video technology and report back its findings to the Legislature.

LawJun 09, 2015 - Nevada
NV Senate Bill 401 - Senate Bill 401 adds additional advertising restrictions for Notaries who are not attorneys and for document preparation service registrants (who are often also Notaries), requires applicants for a Notary commission or registration as a document preparation service provider to make an additional declaration when applying for a Notary commission or registration as a document preparation service provider, and clarifies that any consumer member of the public may file a complaint against Notaries or document preparation service providers who violate the laws applicable to Notaries and document preparation service providers.

LawJun 04, 2015 - Nevada
NV Assembly Bill 128 - Assembly Bill 128 creates a power of attorney for health care for persons with an intellectual disability, as defined.

LawMay 05, 2015 - New Hampshire
NH Senate Bill 94 - Senate Bill 94 construes the words "under oath" to mean that a matter is made under penalty of perjury without having a Notary or notarial officer administer the oath when used in connection with a document filed electronically with the court.

RuleApr 23, 2015 - Washington
WA Administrative Rule (WSR 15-08-010) - A new permanent administrative rule broadens the definition of satisfactory evidence of identity to allow passports and tribal identification documents to be presented to a Notary.

LawApr 06, 2015 - Tennessee
TN Senate Bill 888 - Senate Bill 888 repeals last year's journal and fee law and provides that a Notary or Notary's employer may charge a reasonable fee for notarial services, that a Notary must record notarial acts in a journal if the Notary or Notary's employer charges a fee, and further clarifies matters related to the access to and ownership of these records.

RuleMar 12, 2015 - Hawaii
HI Administrative Rules (2015) - New Hawaii administrative rules raise or add new fees related to the commissioning process, add administrative fines and other penalties for various offenses, and revise procedures for rescheduling a mandatory examination.

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